Individual Art Therapy

Are you stuck on a specific problem? Ready to finally be free?

It’s time to take action

Private, one on one sessions allow you to focus on exactly what you need to reach your goals. By setting aside the time to work with you personally, I can tailor art activities that are fun and effective for you

I work with adults and adolescents aged 13 and over. Art therapy is suitable for those working through mental health challenges or a creative coaching approach can be used for well-being and working towards your goals. If you’re not sure if art therapy can help you, contact me and we can work out if art therapy is the best choice. I specialise in the following areas:

  • Career direction, change, life goals
  • Emotional intelligence, depression, anxiety
  • Stress management, mindfulness

My process involves expressing, understanding and healing. Some people find they can move through these stages quickly. Others prefer to spend more time acknowledging their feelings and deeply understanding the situation until they are ready to change it. And others are satisfied with using art as a creative outlet and to move on afterwards. 

At the same time as working on your specific challenge, I also teach that art can be used as a reflective practice. Building skills that you can use for yourself in the future. 

Individual art therapy sessions are available in person at the Mount Lawley office, or online via video chat. 

One on one art therapy & creative coaching

 

The Mount Lawley office is a private and fun space filled with art materials waiting for you to play with. Crayons, paints, clay… figurines for sand play. Let me know what you like to work with, I can help choose materials that match what you are trying to express, show you clearly what is going on and visualise what you are working towards.

Take your artworks home as a record of your insights from the session and display as a reminder of your new direction. All individual clients are given an art journal to keep artworks in, and to use between sessions as a creative outlet. 

One or 1.5 hour sessions are available. Some people prefer a longer session to have the time to create art and reflect

 

The best part about learning through art therapy is that YOU are the one answering questions for YOURSELF, not someone else telling you what you should do. 

Individual art therapy client

I enjoyed your calm, positive and non-judgemental approach.

Art therapy client

What to Expect: The Process

  1. Use the contact form or skype booking link to get in touch and find out if this is the right service for you.
  2. You will be sent a link to the easy, online appointment booking system and intake forms to collect relevant client information. Payment is taken at the time of booking. You can receive reminders and create a login if you need to make any changes to your appointment. 
  3. At your appointment time come to the Mount Lawley office (175 Walcott St). Parking is available on Walcott St except during the PM clearway (4:15 till 6pm). No need to bring anything with you, just an openness to start making some art!
  4. At the start of the session I’ll ask what you are hoping to achieve to set a goal for our work together. Using your goals I will facilitate art activities to help you explore, get insight and come up with creative solutions to your challenges. I have a range of art materials (including paint, clay, sandplay) and can work with what you are comfortable with. 
  5. At the end of the session you are welcome to take your artworks home, keeping them in the art journal that I give you. I might also suggest some follow up writing or art activities you can do on your own if you want to go deeper into an issue. The art journal is also a creative outlet to use between sessions, you may choose to come back and process what you have done at home. 

Get in touch to book your art therapy session

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Online art therapy

 

Not everyone can travel to my Mount Lawley office. You may live outside of Perth, be based elsewhere for work (such as fly-in, fly-out), or have health reasons that make it difficult to travel. Through the magic of the internet, we can still do art therapy sessions over distance using online video chat.

I currently use the Skype platform which is a free service you can sign up for and download. If you’re new to Skype and video chat it doesn’t take too long to get comfortable. Online art therapy can be just as effective as sessions in person, with the added benefits of the privacy and comfort of your own home, using your favourite art materials. 

I enjoyed being able to express what I was feeling through art, even though I am the very least artistically gifted being on the planet (and that includes animals, insects, birds, etc!). 

I’d recommend it to people that are open to trying new things and exploring different ways to tackle a problem that they have ruminated on for long enough (or too long). It helps people to get past that “sticky” point and get beneath any unintentional mental blocks in the process.

Online art therapy client - Canada

I really enjoyed the whole process. Having had therapy in the past, I was surprised at how quickly drawing was able to open up some pretty deep patterns in my life. It felt like a fast track way of uncovering layers.

It’s an easy way to reveal what’s hidden in the subconscious immediately without having to talk about all the details of the issue. Able to obtain lots of insights from really simple expressions of art. No need for any art experience to get results. Really relaxed atmosphere and possibly easier to talk when relating it to a picture rather than the issue itself.

Online art therapy client - Sydney

What to Expect: The Process

  1. Use the contact form or skype booking link to get in touch and find out if this is the right service for you.
  2. You will be sent a link to the easy, online appointment booking system and intake forms to collect relevant client information. Make sure you include your Skype name. Payment is taken at the time of booking. You can receive reminders and create a login if you need to make any changes to your appointment. 
  3. Before your appointment I will add you on Skype, make sure to accept my contact request and check that you have Skype set up with a decent internet connection. Collect any art materials and stationery so it is easy to access. 
  4. At your appointment time login to Skype, I will initiate a video call for you to accept. 
  5. At the start of the session I’ll ask what you are hoping to achieve to set a goal for our work together. Using your goals I will facilitate art activities to help you explore, get insight and come up with creative solutions to your challenges. I will ask what art materials you have and adapt the art activities to work with them. 
  6. At the end of the session I may suggest some follow up writing or art activities you can do on your own if you want to go deeper into an issue.

Get in touch to book your online art therapy session

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